Yukon courts

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)

Na-Cho Nyak Dun mining lawsuit will proceed, despite YG opposition

Judge chooses not to strike petition from First Nation challenging mining exploration project.

 

Interior of Whitehorse court room on April 6, 2018. (File Photo)

Pelly Crossing woman sentenced to four years for 2018 killing of Chelsey Bien

At Aug. 27 sentencing hearing, Lynzee Silverfox was sentenced to four years plus three of probation

 

The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)

RCMP officers accused in Yukon Supreme Court lawsuit testify

The lengthy trial deals with three seperate incidents between 2012 and 2016.

 

Courthouse in Whitehorse on March 30, 2018. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man suing over police misconduct takes stand

Mandeep Singh Sidhu testified about two traffic stops and an arrest in which he alleges mistreatment

Courthouse in Whitehorse on March 30, 2018. (File Photo)
Interior of a Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man challenges RCMP in court, alleges racial discrimination

A Whitehorse man alleges different treatment because of his East Indian heritage.

Interior of a Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm. (File Photo)

Vuntut Gwitchin leaders say court ruling offers new clarity on First Nations’ rights

Court challenge to residency requirment seen as stressful but chief says ruling is monumental.

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm. (File Photo)
A lawsuit alleging an elementary school educational assistant sexually abused a student will be heard in Yukon Supreme Court. (File photo)

Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse at elementary school in Whitehorse

The alleged abuse is said to have happened during the 2019/20 school year.

A lawsuit alleging an elementary school educational assistant sexually abused a student will be heard in Yukon Supreme Court. (File photo)
The Yukon Court of Appeal ruled against a challenge to the requirement that Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation citizens who are elected to a council seat return to the nation’s settlement lands. (File Photo)

Yukon Court of Appeal rules in favour of Vuntut Gwitchin council residency requirement

Judge says the case raises issues around rights of self-governing First Nations never heard in court

The Yukon Court of Appeal ruled against a challenge to the requirement that Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation citizens who are elected to a council seat return to the nation’s settlement lands. (File Photo)
Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon plead guilty to assault against five youths in 2019. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man pleads guilty to assault on five youths

A sentencing date will be set soon for Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon.

Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon plead guilty to assault against five youths in 2019. (File Photo)
A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)
A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)

Man facing murder charge for death in Dawson out on bail

Kane Steely Grey Morgan is bound by numerous bail conditions but can leave Whitehorse for work

A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)
A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)
A Whitehorse man was sentenced to nine months in jail for possession of child pornography on June 18. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man sentenced to nine months in jail for child pornography possession

Police found 123 child pornography images stored on computers in the home of Jason William Devine

A Whitehorse man was sentenced to nine months in jail for possession of child pornography on June 18. (File Photo)
An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (File Photo)

Family of motorcyclist who died in crash south of Whitehorse files lawsuit

Travis Adams was one of two people killed in the July 2020 collision.

An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (File Photo)
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A Yukon judge approved dangerous offender status for a man guilty of a string of assaults in 2020.

Yukon judge sentences dangerous offender to indefinite prison term

Herman Peter Thorn, 51, was given the sentence for 2020 assaults, history of violence

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A Yukon judge approved dangerous offender status for a man guilty of a string of assaults in 2020.
Clouds pass by the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday, June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Yukon government, B.C. company want Supreme Court of Canada appeal of Wolverine Mine case

Government concerned with recouping cleanup costs, creditor wants review of receiver’s actions.

Clouds pass by the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday, June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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The Yukon Supreme Court reviewed an Employment Standards Board decision on longer shifts for mine workers.

Yukon court rules on long shifts for self-isolating mine workers

The territory’s Director of Employment Standards initially rejected a proposed averaging agreement.

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The Yukon Supreme Court reviewed an Employment Standards Board decision on longer shifts for mine workers.
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The law court building in Whitehorse.
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The law court building in Whitehorse.
Neil Cantrill and two associates were found guilty of kidnapping, extortion and other charges relating to a 2016 incident in Hope. They appeared in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster July 17. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Former Yukon government mine engineer targeted with slander suit

The lawsuit deals with public statements made at a resource industry conference in Vancouver

Neil Cantrill and two associates were found guilty of kidnapping, extortion and other charges relating to a 2016 incident in Hope. They appeared in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster July 17. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
The Yukon Court of Appeal heard three days of arguments regarding residency requirements for people elected to Vuntut Gwitchin council from May 18 to 20.

Court hears arguments on role of Canadian charter in Vuntut Gwitchin government

The justices reserved their ruling for a later date

Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
The Yukon Court of Appeal heard three days of arguments regarding residency requirements for people elected to Vuntut Gwitchin council from May 18 to 20.
A lawsuit has been filed detailing the resignation of a former Yukon government mine engineer. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

A year after resigning, former chief mine engineer sues Yukon government

Paul Christman alleges a hostile work environment and circumvention of his authority led him to quit

A lawsuit has been filed detailing the resignation of a former Yukon government mine engineer. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A map provided by the Yukon government shows the location of unpermitted logging leading to a $2,500 fine. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Man fined $2,500 for felling trees near Beaver Creek

The incident was investigated by natural resource officers and brought to court.

A map provided by the Yukon government shows the location of unpermitted logging leading to a $2,500 fine. (Courtesy/Yukon government)